Lavandula intermedia Gros Bleu

Gros Bleu French hybrid Lavender

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Gros Bleu is a new hybrid French lavender that I consider to the very best of all the French hybrids. More compact than 'Grosso' but with equally darkly colored flowers, the scent is sweeter and with less camphor. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 63156P

Details

24-30" tall x 30-36" wide. This is a new, compact growing Lavender for smaller gardens. The plant blooms in mid-summer with gracefully thin, tapered flower heads with dark indigo-blue calyxes and lavender flowers. The flowers have a very sweet, long lasting fragrance. When grown in full sun, the plant has distinctive silver-gray foliage that turns a distinctive lavender color in winter.
SKU 63156P
Common Name Gros Bleu French hybrid Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula intermedia Gros Bleu
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Lavender

Lavender are sun-loving plants that thrive in hot weather and grow best in arid climates. Lavender plants will be taller and wider in mild winter, hot summer climates. The same varieties when grown in cold (zone 5-6) winter climates tend to be more compact. Lavender plants require two-to-three growing seasons to reach mature size.

Lavender plants are at their best in the drier parts of the US like the Great Plains, Intermountain West and West Coast (which has a true Mediterranean climate (wet winters and dry summers). The key is to make sure you choose a variety with sufficient winter cold hardiness for your region. (‘Vera’ and ‘Pastor’s Pride’ are among the most cold hardy.) Yet with proper soil preparation, and planting site selection, Lavender can also thrive in moister, more humid climates like the Mid-West, East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states.

  • Plant in full sun with good air circulation.
  • Plant into well drained soil. Compost-enriched garden loam is alright in drier climates, sandy or gravel soil is best in moister climates. Heavy, poorly-drained clay soils will be fatal.
  • Select a raised or sloped bed, or a planting site against a hot wall or along a cement/asphalt walk or driveway where the reflected heat keeps growing conditions hotter and drier.
  • New transplants need regular watering. Don't let the plants get too dry. Supplemental watering can be greatly reduced the second growing season as the plants become established.
  • When using drip irrigation, place the emitter off to the side of the plant, not right on the root ball to avoid overwatering of mature plants.
  • Fertilize once annually in the fall with a top dressing of Yum Yum Mix.
  • Mulch with gravel or pine needles in arid climates. In moister climates mulching with gravel will protect the crown from excessive moisture and soil splashed onto the foliage.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Lavender plants: Growing Lavender, Lavender Bliss, A History of Lavender, The Bold and the Beautiful: New and Recent Lavender Introductions and Lavender: An Old World Herb That Has It All.


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    Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula intermedia Gros Bleu:

    Long lasting blooms. Made it through an extremely cold and record snowy winter with a bit of leave covering.

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    Just starting, but looking strong!

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula intermedia Gros Bleu:

      Excellent plant quality and customer service!

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula intermedia Gros Bleu:

        Having ordered many plants from High Country I have seen the ups and downs in how the plants arrive. This group of Lavender arrived in great condition and ready to plant. All the plants have not only survived but they have thrived in my hot, windy, cold and windy Northern Nevada.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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